Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship Construction Site Supervisor

Start date(s):
1 Aug 2021
Duration:
3 years
Level:
Level 4
Credit Value:
120
Course Code:
1044869
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus
Attendance Pattern:
Daytime
Awarded by:
Pearson
Location:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Currently unavailable
Funding

Overview

Course details may be subject to change

This apprenticeship standard is to prove competence as a Construction Site Supervisor.

Typical job titles could include Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor.

In the case of SME construction companies the roles are likely to include Site Manager or Site Supervisor. They are associated with the supervision of specialist contractors and workers on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices.

Aims

This apprenticeship is to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to become a competent Construction Site Supervisor.

The main duties and tasks of a Construction Site Supervisor are:
  • Supervision of specialist contractors
  • The control of health and safety standards on construction projects
  • Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
  • The minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
  • Control of quality of works on a construction project
  • Assisting commercial staff with the monitoring of costs on a construction project.

Modules

  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Practice and Management
  • Construction Information
  • Principles of Structural Design
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Surveying
  • Measuring and Setting Out
  • Science and Materials
  • Individual Project.


Knowledge & Skills
  • Health & Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Construction Technology
  • Construction and Project Management
  • Planning and Organising Work
  • Monitor Quality
  • Monitor Costs.


Behaviours
  • Professional Judgement
  • Commitment to Code of Ethics
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Commitment to Equality and Diversity
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Work in Teams
  • Demonstrate Innovation.

Delivery

Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

Each unit will use different teaching and learning strategies, depending upon the nature of the subject. The teaching and learning strategies will include a combination of different approaches, including:
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Academic Tutorials
  • Site visits
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Questions
  • Practical work
  • Tests.


You will also meet regularly with your Apprenticeship Skills Coordinator in the workplace to monitor your progress against the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required for the apprenticeship End Point Assessment.

Industry links:

We have many strong links to provide you with opportunities to further your knowledge, such as guest speakers and visits to industry.

Placement:

This is an employer led qualification and you should be employed in the construction sector and will attend college on a day release basis. Gaining experience in a real working environment is imperative to meet the knowledge, skills, and behaviour requirements of this programme which will be driven by your designated workplace mentor.

Progression to a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Construction or Civil Engineering at New College Durham or a relevant subject/Degree Apprenticeship at university.

What else?

You will attend college on a day-release basis. You will also be expected to conduct additional independent study during your own time away from college to complete the programme.

Entry Criteria

You will hold:
  • At least five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)
  • Or a related BTEC qualification at Level 3
  • Or 2 relevant STEM A-Levels
  • Employment in the construction sector
  • Industry experience at Level 3 is preferred, however, all relevant experience will be considered.


In addition to the above, you will be required to have maths and English Language qualifications at a minimum of Level 2 before commencement of the course. If you wish to pursue a career in Civil Engineering a GCSE grade 6/B in maths is recommended.